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Title: Pruning apparatus and method

Abstract

The present invention is an automated pruning apparatus that requires little or no follow-up hand pruning and requires no sensors to avoid supportive trunks or posts. The present invention uses at least one pair of flat, close angled toothed, counter rotating blades. Woody branches are directed to the counter rotating blades first with a lifting arm and secondly by a quilled drum.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Prosser, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
OSTI Identifier:
871263
Patent Number(s):
US 5694753
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pruning; apparatus; method; automated; requires; follow-up; hand; sensors; avoid; supportive; trunks; posts; pair; flat; close; angled; toothed; counter; rotating; blades; woody; branches; directed; lifting; arm; secondly; quilled; drum; rotating blade; pruning apparatus; /56/

Citation Formats

Dellinger, Roger D. Pruning apparatus and method. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Dellinger, Roger D. Pruning apparatus and method. United States.
Dellinger, Roger D. Wed . "Pruning apparatus and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871263.
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